Religion Book Reviews (page 176)

HISTORY
Released: June 7, 1995

"The two books are fused together for a unique addition the literature of the Holocaust. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
Technology magnate Zandman—founder of an enterprise doing $1 billion in sales each year, employer of more than 16,000 people in 11 countries, and at the core, Holocaust survivor—tells his story graphically. Read full book review >
HISTORY
Released: June 1, 1995

"Fisher's thought-provoking examination demands of us a more sober, less idealistic assessment of German society and culture after unification."
A disturbing look at the problems facing contemporary Germany after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Read full book review >

RELIGION
Released: June 1, 1995

"A spellbinding story for the general reader, particularly those with an interest in New Age philosophy or the occult. ($35,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
Knab successfully bridges ancient and modern realities in this latest addition to the fast-growing genre of anthropologist-turned- shaman's-apprentice tales. Read full book review >
PROVIDENCE by Daniel Quinn
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1995

"Likely to interest only devotees of Ishmael."
Quinn—winner of the $500,000 Turner Tomorrow award for his novel Ishmael (1992)—tells the story of his psychological journey from a loveless childhood into '50s Catholicism and finally to his present creed of animism and self-discovery. Read full book review >
RELIGION
Released: June 1, 1995

"Lightweight and anecdotal exhortation meant to cultivate an attitude of wonder in daily life. ($40,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
Inspirational stories of the miraculous, assembled from a wide range of settings by journalist and novelist Wakefield (New York in the Fifties, 1992, etc.). Read full book review >

RELIGION
Released: June 1, 1995

"Scholarship happily combines with intuition in this stimulating analysis of a powerful idea."
A vividly detailed account of how Western society interpreted and was influenced by the biblical story of the expulsion from the Garden of Eden, by a French cultural critic and historian (Sin and Fear, not reviewed). Read full book review >
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: June 1, 1995

This rambling account of sacred pleasures from the beginning of time to the present is more intuitive than scholarly. Read full book review >
RELIGION
Released: June 1, 1995

Ex-monk Fowler (Teaching Your Heart to Dance, not reviewed) tells the story of his life, celebrating self-discovery and scathingly attacking organized religion in general and Catholicism in particular. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1995

"A humane testament of an eventful life, recounted with depth and humor."
The noted German theologian and preacher (190886) looks back over his experiences and involvement in his country's 20th-century upheavals. Read full book review >
THE ORIGIN OF SATAN by Elaine Pagels
RELIGION
Released: June 1, 1995

"An attractive and scholarly, if not entirely satisfying, presentation of a stimulating thesis."
An NBCC and National Book Awardwinning scholar of Gnosticism and early Christianity argues that the concept of Satan was central to the way apocalyptic Jews and the Christian Church saw—and treated—their enemies. Read full book review >
PRAYERS FOR BOBBY by Leroy Aarons
RELIGION
Released: June 1, 1995

"Glumly informative in tone and only intermittently affecting, though Aarons effectively drives home the sad point that Bobby's death is only one in an avoidable epidemic of gay teen suicides. (photos, not seen)"
An earnestly didactic case study about homophobia. Read full book review >
HISTORY
Released: May 5, 1995

"The constant reference to intramural academic matters naturally limits the audience, but Genovese's collection offers much of value."
The South rises again—if only in this study of American history. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Melissa Sweet
author of SOME WRITER!
September 26, 2016

“SOME PIG,” Charlotte the spider’s praise for Wilbur, is just one fondly remembered snippet from E. B. White’s Charlotte’s Web. In Some Writer!, two-time Caldecott Honor winner and 2014 Kirkus Prize finalist Melissa Sweet mixes White’s personal letters, photos, and family ephemera with her own exquisite artwork to tell his story, from his birth in 1899 to his death in 1985. Budding young writers will be fascinated and inspired by the journalist, New Yorker contributor, and children’s book author who loved words his whole life. This authorized tribute is the first fully illustrated biography of E. B. White and includes an afterword by Martha White, E. B. White's granddaughter. “Like Charlotte, Sweet spins a terrific story,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. “A masterful biography that will enchant young readers.” View video >